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Oil consumption after head gasket replacement. 2.4 vtec,

oil consumption after head gasket...
oil consumption after head gasket replacement.
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?
Customer: 2.4 vtec
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 2003 Honda crv with 200,000 miles
JA: Are you fixing your CR-V yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: originally had a coolant leak from head gasket leaking into the cylinder.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I am a line tech at a Chrysler. I did this job for an employees personal car. after head gasket replacement, he is adding a quart of oil a week. I lapped the valves the best I could with compound and replaced the valve seals. I do feel heavy blow by when I remove the oil fill cap and engine running. compression across the board is 155 psi with no misfires. just strange to me how this happened after head gasket replacement :(
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Can't think of many things that would cause oil consumption after replacing the head gasket? Might it have used oil before? Sometimes customers notice things "after" a big repair? Maybe the valve seals were installed on the wrong side. The exhaust and intake seals are not the same. I am pretty sure they will go on either way but not positive since I have never tried. They look different intake seals vs exhaust seals. The exhaust side is a little looser since the intake has vacuum on it's side. I have included the instructions for the seals for you to checkout. Blow-by with 155psi compression and no misfire is probably normal. Blow-by on some engines is a bad thing but on this engine it's fairly normal as long as compression is OK. If the seals are OK my guess is it used oil before. Maybe they thought the leaking head gasket could also cause oil consumption?? Sometimes people are less than honest after "spending so much money"!

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks for your response. I honestly don't remember if I noticed a difference in valve seals when I installed them. The customer, (a fellow employee) wasn't working with a ton of cash and didn't want to pay for a valve job even though the exhaust valves were pitted pretty hard. I tried to lap the valves by hand with rubbing compound. I got them to seat pretty good but still got a couple bubbles when I air checked them. I didn't have an angled feeler gauge so I was having trouble adjusting the valves. Cylinder #1 seemed o.k. so I just left them alone. They don't make noise when idling and engine starts easy so I don't think I have a problem there. I am nervous about the valve seals. If I take the valve cover off, is there a way I can tell without taking out the cams and springs? Boy oh boy that would really suck.

Sorry for the delay. Dog walking time. I doubt it's a valve issue probably one or more seals are mixed up. If you didn't notice a difference and they went on OK they must be interchangeable in that sense. Even aftermarket seals should be different. The springs are different colors. They have different tensions intake vs exhaust. Hopefully you can see the seals without tearing it down. I would compare the plugs, might just be one or two cylinders?...Sounds like you will be going back in sorry. I would google the seal mfg info to make sure they are different . That's if you used non-Honda parts.

Thank you for the positive rating, Have a good evening.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks again. I will just get seals from Honda and replace them. I'm not gonna have this dude have his whole engine done until I know for sure the seals are right. Ah shit, I know what I'm doing next week. Hopefully I can get some internal time for it!! lol. I'm pretty sure all the seals were the same because I remember stopping and staring off into space at them for a while and then said whatever just stick this shit in and get it done. I'll never do that again, I hope!

Really write a internal ticket for a parts warranty. Did your parts dept get them for you?? Ha Ha in my 20 plus years at the dealership seen it happen.

Thanks again.

Cliff

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Yeah they ordered a head gasket set for me. A few of the gaskets in the set were not right. VTEC sol. gasket and some others I remember were wrong and just went in the garbage. Honestly, I thought about chucking the valve seals in the trash too and asking them to order me some from Honda but then I thought about the wait I would have to endure and said %$# it, these will do.

Been there done that too many times. No time to wait or waste. Roll the dice time is money. Still a hard driver 4 years after retiring.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hi Cliff. Just following up. I did put the new OEM valve seals in and it did fix the problem. Not sure exactly what was wrong with the other ones but I don't care! Problem solved and I can move on with life! Thanks for your input and attached service info.

Good news! Glad I was helpful and correct. It was all I could think of that might have caused your problem.

Thank you,

Cliff

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